"Natural pools" Porto Moniz by salinhopt

Porto Moniz Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 84 photos

Already classified as a parish, the old Ponta do Tristao was in 1533 renamed Porto Moniz. This was to honour Francisco Moniz, married to a granddaughter of Goncalves Zarco, the hereditary captain of the region. Porto Moniz was isolated from the rest of the island until after the Second World War, when the road linking Porto Moniz to the town of São Vicente was built. This road was literally carved from the hillside, with waterfalls often crossing it. It is considered one of the most beautiful roads on the island.

Bride's Veil

The Veu da Noiva (Bride’s Veil) denotes the nearby waterfall. Because of its height, droplets of water come foaming down the hillside, reminding us of the romantic veil of a bride. This fantastic natural occurrence is located on the road that links São Vicente and Seixal.

I will never forget this day

I promise you, the first time you try these pools you'll never want to leave... it's really warm!

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  • Pros:The nature!
  • In a nutshell:A great spot for spending a weekend!
  • Last visit to Porto Moniz: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Nov 12, 2003
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